In the Crown Heights DVD, in the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin’s childhood friend Carl ‘KC’ King devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. This incredible true story is based on the acclaimed This American Life piece and adapted by writer/director Matt Ruskin, with Lakeith Stanfield playing Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King.
Based on an incredible true story, Crown Heights is adapted from the acclaimed “This American Life” segment by writer/director Matt Ruskin (co-producer The Infiltrator), and stars Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, Get Out) as Colin Warner, an innocent teenager wrongly convicted of murder and Nnamdi Asomugha (Hello, My Name is Doris) as Carl King, his childhood friend who devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. Also starring are Natalie Paul (The Deuce), Amari Cheatom (Roman, J. Isreal, Esq.), Marsha Stephanie Blake (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight), Zach Grenier (TV’s “The Good Wife”) and Josh Pais (TV’s “Ray Donovan”). The film has a running time of 99 minutes and is rated R (for language, some sexuality/nudity and violence).
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